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Production Engineer

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Date: 20-Dec-2018

Location: Loudon, TN, US

Company: Tate & Lyle

Job Description

Production Engineer                                       Loudon, TN. Plant                                                          August 7, 2018



Position Overview


The Production Engineer position is responsible for contributing technical expertise to ensure the operation produces product that meets all quality, cost, and efficiency requirements. This position will design, develop, and implement continuous process improvements to meet goals established by the business/location, along with providing technical guidance to the plant operations teams to assist with process troubleshooting and developing corrective action plans.



Principal Accountabilities



  • Entry to this position requires a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering or related field. A person should demonstrate the ability to be promoted from this level in 2 to 4 years. Experience alone will not qualify or disqualify an individual for promotion.
  • Conducts and/or participates in engineering projects. Obtains, organizes and interprets engineering data. Supports operational goals in the areas of safety, compliance, quality, production, cost and capital projects. Monitors day-to day production results. Considers economic as well as technical aspects of each project. Translates process to flow sheet representation under guidance.
  • Assists in preparing engineering proposals, developing findings, draws conclusions, makes recommendations and prepares reports.
  • Contributes to the design of engineering projects, ideas for safer, less expensive or new techniques whether or not situation is related to a specific project.
  • Is responsible for meeting engineering assignments within time, budget and constraints agreed upon in advance.
  • Applies standard engineering theories, concepts, and techniques and applies a working knowledge of related disciplines. Demonstrates the ability to do material and energy balances for key unit operations in their assigned process area.
  • Works on a limited range of troubleshooting problems; uses basic knowledge of the process to solve problems and recommends corrective action.
  • Gains recognition from peers for gaining knowledge in the engineering field.
  • Ability to coordinate own efforts with the efforts of others. Recognizes priority conflicts and seeks guidance to resolve. Develops effective working relationships with both plant operating personnel and peers.
  • Works with other process engineers and production personnel. Will have contacts with Maintenance, Accounting, Purchasing, ICD, Suppliers and professional organizations. Works with integrity and upholds the values of the organization.
  • Reports to an Area Manager or a Technical Manager but may be under the working supervision and mentoring of a Senior Engineer. Position is closely supervised. Work plans are reviewed for accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Demonstrated ability to provide technical supervision and instructions to process operators is one of the indications that the individual is ready for promotion.





  • Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related engineering field
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills.
  • Data and goal driven mindset.



  • 2-5 years of Engineering experience in a Chemical Operation/Production Environment or Industrial Manufacturer.

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